Mag Mile hotel to be converted to shelte Chicago
Mag Mile hotel to be converted to shelter coronavirus patients
The city made a deal to rent vacant hotel rooms to shelter mild COVID-19 patients and vulnerable population amid corona virus pandemic.
Lori Elaine Lightfoot the current mayor of Chicago said ,"we are all in this together and we are leaving no one behind". The housing and social service commissioners were brought together by the mayor Lori Lightfood to announce that from Monday the city will rent rooms for Chicagoan patients. The patients who are either waiting for test results or experiencing a mild case of the disease will be directly treated by the City Health Staffs.
Those who are from the city's homeless population ,domestic shelters,or any other corner of the city can come for the treatment and even who are isolating themselves to avoid getting others sick will be treated gently by the staffs.
The city health system still has hundreds of spare bed, and the rooms were rented for $175 a night.The first venue was Hotel 166 on the Magnificent Mile.
"We have had quarantine ability in the city since January," said Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. "We have protocols we have been thinking through the details and these announcements represent the next step."
It just took us literally an hour to hammer out an agreement to make this happen there was motivation on all sides." "In the absence of federal leadership, we have created a modeling plan that can be followed by other cities and towns across the nation and towns across the nation," Lightfoot said.